A very nice review of To Honor You Call Us just appeared in this well-done blog. You guys might just want to hop on over there and check it out.
I’ve reblogged his earlier review of the first book. He likes the second one even more. Obviously, this blogger has excellent taste (grin). Go check him out!
My rating: 10 out of 10 stars
In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a thirty-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony.
Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: the dangers from the enemy without…and clashes with crew and superiors within.
Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to a secret meeting that aims to forge an alliance that could change the balance of power in Known Space. But first, he must circumvent the fighter ships and heavily armed troops of the traitorous emir bent on killing him before he reaches the negotiating table.
Both men must call upon their developing skills and growing friendship to bear the burden of carrying between the Krag Hegemony and the Earth Union a fateful…
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Some nice words from this blogger–and the blog looks good, too.
My rating: 9 out of 10 stars
The Terran Union is engaged in a vast interstellar war against the Krag, ruthless aliens intent on exterminating humankind. In 2315, the wily Max Robichaux is given command of the USS Cumberland, a destroyer with state-of-the-art capabilities but a combat record so bad, she’s known as the “Cumberland Gap.”
Capt. Robichaux’s first mission: to take his warship to the Free Corridor, where the Krag have secretly been buying strategic materials, and to seize or destroy any ships carrying enemy cargo. Far from the fleet and under enforced radio silence, Max relies only on his determination and guile…and the support and friendship of his chief medical officer, the brilliant Dr. Sahin.
Because even as he deals with the ship’s onboard problems and the stress of carrying out…
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Sales in the UK are still great, even though To Honor You Call Us has slipped from #1, 1, and 2 in its various categories to #3, 3, and 3. Apparently, lots of people are taking the plunge enticed by the new lower price. I’m getting very encouraging fan mail from that part of the world as well, indicating that the book is appealing to readers across the pond. There is only one fly in the ointment–the book just got a one star review on Amazon’s UK site. Sometimes, I wonder what possesses people to write stuff like this. It’s so vile, I’m goiing to let you read it in its entirety:
On the first day of being featured with a special sale price, To Honor You Call Us has become one of the top selling books on Amazon’s UK site. Here is its standing as of this hour, cut and pasted right from the book’s sale page–it’s also in the top 5 in several other categories, but Amazon shows only the top 3 on the page:
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- That’s #1, folks. Wow. Just wow.
The powers that be in Amazon land have decreed that To Honor You Call Us will be one of a select few books available on the Amazon UK site for just one pound through April 30. Be aware that this special offer is valid only for those people buying in the United Kingdom. If you try to buy it from another country, the computer’s location detector will disallow the purchase. But, if you are in the UK and want to get this edition in eBook form, this is the time to get it. After all, where else can you spend just one pound and get to go to the far reaches of the Orion-Cygnus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy? Does a pound even get you across town on a bus?
Here is the special page for the special Amazon is offering for this special price. I’m sure that, if you go there, you will feel very special as well. http://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=4379844031